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Today [Aug. 28th, 2003|11:25 pm]
Peter Sheil
I just missed out on being stuck in the London Underground when the power went off this evening. Instead I ended up walking from Victoria to Kings Cross (an hour and a half) then taking a couple of trains to get to a rail station near my car ... well a 15 minute walk away but that was the closest I could get. It took me 3 hours to get home.

As well as most of the underground system losing its power so did some of the overground trains and a lot of the traffic lights. The traffic was jam-packed and I think I was getting along quicker on foot - even allowing for dodging the umberellas and hordes of people. My suit was completely soaked through - I think it is dripping at the moment :)

See here for the BBC report on it.

In other news of things I've been doing ...
Saturday
Morris dancing in Somerset - good day although Kim did manage to hit the third finger of my left hand with a Morris stick just below the nail - v painful at the time.

Sunday
Saw my Mum, had a meal, cleared some tree saplings growing up through the front path and some brambles and rose branches growing out of a hedge at the edge of the drive. The scratches and cuts have almost healed now.

Monday (holiday in the UK)
Visited my Mother-in-law (and step Father-in-law), slept in the new conseratory - very nice and the fold-out futon was very comfortable. During the day we went to a local hall (not near the village of the same name which confused my car's satellite navigation system) where they had people in period costume firing muskets and demonstrating fighting and cooking in the traditional kitchen ... erm that was cooking in the kitchen, the fighting was outside :)

Tuesday to Thursday
Working on client site in London (will be back there on Monday). Solved one problem by starting SQL server on a remote server - a nice quick fix. The main problem is a little harder to solve but I'm working on it.

Friday tomorrow ... well today now actually
Back to Cardiff office for the day - admin and reporting on what I've been doing and documenting - lovely.

Right, must go to bed now.
Peace
peter
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